Q and A: Senior Sergeant David Tierney shares some of his life lessons.
Q and A: Senior Sergeant David Tierney shares some of his life lessons. Matt Collins

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THERE are so many truly remarkable people in the South Burnett.

Each and every one of us has a lifetime of achievements, thoughts, beliefs and lessons learned.

The Q&A feature is an opportunity to showcase some of those exceptional people in our proud region.

This week, we hear from Officer-in-Charge at Kingaroy Police Station, Senior Sergeant David Tierney.

What is something you really resent paying for?

Having to pay for sauce when I buy a pie.

What is the best advice you ever received?

I brought you into this world I can take you out of it. Wise words from my dad.

What do you do to relax?

Watch the local under 6s play rugby league.

What is one thing you would struggle to quit?

My family and friends as well as junk food. I know eating healthier is becoming more easier and you can always have a piece of fruit for a snack instead of chocolates and chips, but there is more variety in junk food and seriously, it tastes better.

What do you wish you knew when you were younger?

Don't get a credit card. Best bit of advice I got was if you have to have a credit card freeze it in a ice cream container. If you still had the need to buy that thing once it defrosted then you probably needed it. Problem was, microwaves make defrosting so much quicker.

What is the worst injury you've had and how did it happen?

Cracked vertebrae in my neck. The story is too long to share here but it involved alcohol and the impetuousness of youth.

What would your friends say is your worst habit?

Being perfect. And biting my fingernails.

What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?

Calling me out of the blue to see how I was travelling.

If you could write a new law, what would it be?

Maybe a new tax law that sees a levy like Medicare on every person and company that goes straight to charitable groups for helping the elderly.

What do you do when you have 30 minutes free?

Play with my dog, Sludge.